Racial and Social Justice Trainings

Implicit Bias

These research-based courses for educators explore issues of implicit bias based upon race, ethnicity, LGBTQ, and disability status through an analysis of “microaggressions” and “micro-insults.” Participants examine how implicit bias and microaggressions can impact the success of students regardless of the positive intent of adults or other students. Participants will develope an understanding of how our beliefs, understandings, and experiences can impact how behaviors allow educators to respond to (students, colleagues, families, etc) that may have a disparaging impact. They will also learn about additional resources and tools educators can develop and use that will help in identifying mindfulness and empathy strategies that can improve the way in which educators create and sustain relationships with (students, colleagues, families, etc).

General Information:

  • Courses are offered free of charge to all WEA Members.
  • Space is limited to 30 participants.
  • Trainings will be held via Zoom.
  • Clock Hours will be provided.
  • Contact Jill Dahlen if you have any questions or need to cancel your registration.

Restorative Practices Tier 1 Circle K-5 (4 clock hours)

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

This course explores strategies of implementing restorative justice through a lens of restorative practices that focuses on tools specific to grade levels K-5. 
Register: 7/7/22; 8/9/22

Restorative Practices Tier 1, 2 & 3 Circles Grades 6-12 (4 clock hours)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022

This course explores strategies of conflict resolution and reintegration restorative justice through a lens of restorative practices that focuses on tools specific to grade levels 6-12.
Register: 7/12/22; 7/19/22; 8/4/22; 8/20/22

Implicit Bias Introduction and Race and Ethnicity (3 clock hours)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

This class in an introduction level class created to help folks learn to identifying Implicit Bias and it's impact on race and ethnicity related issues. 
Register: 7/13/22

Restorative Practices Tier 2 & 3 Circles Grades K-5 (4 clock hours)

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

This course explores strategies of implementing restorative justice through a lens of restorative practices that focuses on tools specific to grade levels K-5  and tier 2 & 3 community building and conflict resolution along with re-integration following a student removal through a workshop model.
Register: 7/14/22; 8/16/22

Race and Ethnicity - Moving Beyond Our Implicit Bias (4 clock hours)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

This research-based course for educators explores the difference between race and ethnicity through an analysis of definitions, real-world examples, group discussions, and collaborative work strategies. Also examined are the myths of race and how developing sustainable relationships can improve the outcomes of educator experiences with students, families, and peers.
Register: 7/23/22

Institutional Racism and White Privilege (3 clock hours)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 or Thursday, August 11, 2022

This training introduces educators to the history of institutional racism and white privilege and explores how both have shaped and continue to affect society, including public education.
Register: 7/27/22; 8/11/22

Implicit Bias - Interrupting Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community (4 clock hours)

Thursday, July 28, 2022

This research-based course for educators explores vocabulary to help educators understand gender terminology, binary gender systems, and student perspectives about their experiences as LGBTQ+ youth. 
Register: 7/28/22

Using Restorative Justice Practices in Education (4 clock hours)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Though this course, participants gain an understanding of restorative justice practices that can improve educational outcomes for students.  Restorative justice, which is based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building and relationship-repairing, focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. Using restorative justice practices, educators can help keep students in school and create a safe environment where learning can flourish.
Register: 8/2/22; 8/6/22